Department of Psychology

New Mothers, Affluent Areas Drive ‘Anti-Vaccine’ Sentiment on Twitter

From the February 2018 Desktop News | The anti-vaccination crowd is thriving on Twitter, where the negative sentiment clusters geographically across the United States, according to a recent study by an autism researcher at The University of Alabama. Dr. Theodore S. Tomeny, UA assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues used a machine-learning algorithm to examine nearly a… Read more »

An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

From the January 2018 Desktop News | People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama. In a review of more than a dozen sleep studies going back more… Read more »

A&S in the News: December 17-31, 2017

Doug Jones After working hard for Senate seat, Jones may have to work harder to keep it: Decatur Daily – Dec. 18 Democrat Doug Jones’ honeymoon in the U.S. Senate will be a short one, with Alabama Republicans already gunning for the seat in 2020. Jones’ campaign is being credited with a massive get-out-the-vote campaign in… Read more »

A&S in the News: November 12-18, 2017

Roy Moore Are evangelical voters giving a ‘blank check’ to Roy Moore?: Al.com – Nov. 12 Roy Moore has been a darling among the Protestant evangelical voter ever since his first social crusade in refusing to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery … The “evangelical voter” is a “nebulous term”… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 29-November 4, 2017

Supremacist Rallies Roadshow of hate: Travelers fuel rallies: New York Times – Oct. 29 White nationalist and provocateur Richard Spencer had left the University of Florida on Oct. 19 when the day’s most serious trouble erupted just beyond the campus … “My general take is that the number of people who are highly motivated and dedicated… Read more »

Coping Power

Being pushed against a locker, tripped in the hallway, or blamed by a teacher for something you didn’t do would be enough to make anyone angry. But according to Dr. John Lochman’s Coping Power program, feeling anger isn’t necessarily the problem—acting out because of anger is. “In the past, psychology clinicians often saw aggressive conduct… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 22-28, 2017

The Protestant Reformation The Port Rail: Luther and the storm that remade the world: Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 22 I encourage you to attend a celebration on Monday, Oct. 30, of the life and times of Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation. The event, at the University of Alabama Moody Music Building, begins with… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 1-7, 2017

Weight Loss Behavior Weight man-age-ment: Psychology Today – Oct. 1 My training as a clinical psychologist requires rotating through various clinical settings—hospitals, inpatient facilities, community and university health centers—to hone my skills. In my current capacity as a behaviorist at a weight loss medicine clinic, I work alongside patients to identify their weight loss goals and… Read more »

Psychology Professor Earns National Early Career Award

From the October 2017 Desktop News | The Gerontological Society of America has recognized University of Alabama psychology professor Dr. Giyeon Kim for her research on mental health disparities between people of different races and ethnicities. The GSA, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, recently honored Kim with the Margret M…. Read more »

A&S in the News: September 24-30, 2017

Accelerated Master’s Program Large university begins incentivizing math education: ECampus News – Sept. 24 The University of Alabama has created a new pathway to get the best and brightest minds into secondary mathematics teacher education. The Alabama State Department of Education recently approved a new UA accelerated master’s program that will allow select undergraduate math and… Read more »